Turnstile, a project by artist David Wills — — Copyright 2019



Most of these B3s have been collected in Op shops. Someone, probably a grandmother, has invested many loving hours knitting them, and has presumably derived pleasure from the act of giving. A child has heaped affection on them leaving traces of their childhood playtime. In an age of readily available mass-produced objects, I am interested in why these B3s were made. Was it simply a personal gesture imbued with love for a child? Or was it because the mass-produced item was too expensive? Or, was it the result of a pleasure-giving hobby? Regardless, each B3 is an individual. Placement of eyes and mouths, whether with intent or in error, hint at their character. Each has its own history.

Catalogue essay: B3